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Adequate – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is



The major forms of this word are: adequate, inadequate, adequately, inadequately and inadequacy

Some of the more common collocations for these words include:

a sense of inadequacy

adequate/ inadequate support or training

demonstrate, show or highlight inadequacy

be adequately/inadequately prepared

Adverbial combinations include

perfectly adequate

wholly/grossly inadequate

The more common prepositions are

something is adequate/inadequate for something

the inadequacy of something

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